Richard L. Patterson, age 94, of Pyma Drive, Jamestown passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 peacefully at home surrounded by his family.

His last day was spent at his lake house enjoying the water and the house that he loved. He was born in Greenville on April 6, 1923 a son of Sam and Jessie (Leippley) Patterson. He was a 1941 graduate of Fredonia High School and earned an associate degree in Aviation from the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics.

On December 11, 1943 Richard married Mercedes (McEwen) Patterson, she passed away July 1, 2015.  He served his country in the United States Air Force as an E7 Master Sargent. He was employed as an Aviation Mechanic in Vienna, OH for 28 years.  

He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Greenville and the Jamestown Lion's Club.  Richard and Mercedes enjoyed wintering in Florida for more than 20 years and made many friends. 

He is survived by two daughters, Jayne C. Csonka and her husband Paul of Greenville, and Dixie L. Gebert and her husband George of Worthington, OH; a sister, Lois McConnell and her husband Rodney of Muncie, IN; a granddaughter, Jessica Gebert of Columbus, OH; four grandsons, Sam Csonka and his wife Christine of Greenville, Capt. Andrew Gebert and his wife Marisa of Atlanta, GA, Timothy Gebert and his wife Tatum of West Palm Beach, FL, and Daniel Gebert of Worthington, OH; and several great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a sister, Bertha Nist and a step-brother, Cecil Patterson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 44 S. Mercer St., Greenville, PA 16125.



  1. Paul D. Skinner, Msgt. USAF, Retired/ Paul D. Skinner, Msgt. USAF, Retired/
    July 6, 2017    

    I work for Richard “Dick” at Youngstown Air Force Reserve Base in 81-84. He was my favorite Supervisor, I enjoyed so much working for him. I Salute him and may he RIP.

  2. Don and Sue Achenbach Don and Sue Achenbach
    July 8, 2017    

    Dixie, George and family: You are in our thoughts and prayers, we are so sorry for your loss.

  3. Dave & Sue Weaver Dave & Sue Weaver
    July 8, 2017    

    I worked with Dick for years in Aircraft Maintenance. He was a good mentor and one of the nicest guys I have known. You are in our prayers; may you take comfort in knowing he had a good, long life in his physical body and his spirit is now with the LORD.

  4. Ellen Walker Ellen Walker
    July 10, 2017    

    We enjoyed visiting with Uncle Dick. He truly was a very interesting man to visit with and he will be missed. When I was little, I enjoyed staying at the cottage. I had so much fun swimming and playing.

  5. Esther McConnell Esther McConnell
    July 10, 2017    

    Sending Lots of Love from Georgia. I am so glad I had a chance to meet Uncle Dick and visit with him at the lake a couple of times. I know Dave had many fond memories of family gatherings there…

  6. Barb Mounts Barb Mounts
    July 11, 2017    

    Dixie – so sorry for your loss, but what a way to go. Glad you and your sister were there with your dad to enjoy what he cherished most, his family, the cabin, the boats and his golf cart. May memories of your dad give you strength in the days ahead. There is one more shining star in the heavens tonight. God has brought your dad home with him to live in eternity.
    Love, Jere, Barb & Brittany Mounts

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